11/24/2009, The First ELSE is a rather interesting mobile phone, as its goal is to be centered around the user experience, rather than the phone, with that in mind, the First ELSE aims to have the phone as an application on the device, rather than being the main function of the device. More pictures of the First ELSE can be found here. While there hasn’t been any confirmation as to which […]
11/19/2009, Google has provided more details about its upcoming Google Chrome OS. If you missed the boat, Chrome OS is a stripped-down Linux that should boot quickly and launch a browser (Chrome). From there, everything that you do is web-based. In short, it’s a fancy way of launching a browser, but there’s more… Distribution and hardware: You and I can’t download Chrome and install it, apparently (technically, you can still get […]
11/12/2009, Who would’ve thought that Windows 7 and Ubuntu are able to live together in harmony? There’s a way to set up your dual boot machine in order to obtain benefits from both sides without missing a beat. All you need to do is follow this guide and you’re good to go – some working knowledge of computers and operating systems would help greatly during the process.
10/29/2009, The WXHMD is a head wearable computer that is powered by Linux, and based on the small Gumstix Overo Fire computer-on-module which will be accompanied by a beefy, 3D-capable OMAP processor. When interfaced with a Vuzix VR920 head-mounted display, you get a computer worn around your head, complete with display and battery to make you look like you’re from the future.
10/22/2009, Interestingly enough, just when many netbook manufacturers have already fully made the jump to Windows XP as the operating system of choice with just a handful of them offering Linux, Asus takes a different route by including DOS, Windows XP and Linux choices for the Eee PC 1008HA on their software download page. There is no word on the type of distribution of the OS, but with the move back […]
09/28/2009, Hunter Davis is one DIY genius, as he has rolled out yet another hack for the Zipit, this time round running Linux kernel 2.6.29 with Fluxbox alongside with mouse support, audio, and Wi-Fi functionality. You will need to flash instructions to load the kernel straight into the Zipit before you can proceed any further, where a partitioned microSD card will function as the filesystem and swap. It isn’t as effective […]
09/24/2009, The Dell Inspiron Mini 10v Ubuntu Moblin Remix Developer Edition was unleashed at the Intel Developer Forum, where this open source project will feature a unique user interface that is specially focused on using the Internet, social networking activity and media consumption, making it the ideal operating system of choice for small screens. Version 2.0 of the project will usher in a host of new features including the myzone home […]
09/09/2009, Jolicloud is a customized Linux-based operating system which was specially developed for netbooks, and it will run best on those that feature Intel’s Atom N270/N280 processors and GMA 950 graphics chipset – which pretty much covers the entire gamut of netbooks at the moment if you ask us. Too bad for those who are running on the Intel Atom Z series of processors though for the moment, although the next […]
09/02/2009, Looks like the folks at BBG have uncovered a story on hacking your Kindle to run Linux on it, alongside a version of X Windows. Nice to see the Kindle being pretty beefy in this aspect as a powerful little Linux box, where some tweaking will enable it to handle virtually any document file type alongside the possibility of running Ubuntu on it.
08/12/2009, A few new Plug Computing applications were just announced and they include: WebTVPlug, Eyecon and TonidoPlug. WebTVPlug connects to WebTView (a video search service) to make WebTView videos accessible to a DLNA/uPNP home device. For example, your PlayStation 3 could access WebTView, even if there’s no WebTView application for PS3. This is pretty cool. Eyecon also relies on DLNA/uPNP to give you access to a virtual library of all the […]
08/08/2009, A Nokia tablet codenamed RX51 has appeared on the FCC website. The RX51 codename has also been found in build of Maemo, a Linux version that is backed by Nokia and Intel. Nokia fans are speculating that RX51 is what will be the Nokia N900 tablet. Some hope that it will feature GSM and WIFI capabilities. Previous Nokia tablets relied only on WIFI. That said, the FCC documents don’t reveal […]
07/23/2009, DeviceVM is literally putting search at the forefront of the upcoming version of Splashtop, the quick boot Linux-based OS that is embedded in millions of PCs. In the new home screen, users will find a search box right on the main screen, making the search function one click closer. The update should appear in new computers in September. It is up to each PC maker to decide if existing users […]
07/09/2009, Peek, manufacturer of the email-only device, is currently looking out for a Linux developer to come up with a distribution of the ARM7-equipped machine. This calls for interesting times since the Peek, being a pretty self-sufficient machine as it is, requires but a couple more features to qualify itself as the perfect text-messaging handheld.
06/04/2009, Intel is set to buy embedded software developer Wind River for $884M. If I remember correctly, Wind River has done a lot of work on Moblin, especially on the low-level Linux software, which is really the foundation for every other application that is built on the system. By acquiring Wind River, Intel can ensure that the system will be optimized for its Atom platform. This is also a great way […]